This seminar hosts presentations and discussions on the arts, literatures, and cultures of Latin America and Spain, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary, transnational, and cross-cultural approaches to the production and analysis of literature and art.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events 2018 - 19

Esther Allen, Baruch College
Translation Is Activism: Michael Henry Heim's Defense of the Humanities

Past Events 2017 - 18

Arisleyda Dilone, Director
Screening of Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito
Anibal González-Pérez, Yale University
Beyond the Sacred Book: Religion and the Novel in Cortázar and Bolaño
Daniela Thomas, Director
Screening of Vazante (2017)
Jeffrey Lawrence, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño
Jean Jean, Film Director
Si Dios quiere, Yuli

Past Events 2016 - 17

Vanessa Ceia, Harvard University
From Corpus to Bodies: Re-Imagining the Movida Madrileña
Martin Vega Olmedo, Harvard University
Tribute Women and the Cultivation of Beauty in the Conquest of Mexico
Gina Ferreira, Mental Health Superior School of the Ministry of Health, Angel Viana Superior School of Dance
Lula Wanderley, Espaço Aberto ao Tempo
The Legacy of Lygia Clark's Structuring of the Self
Ulla Berg, Rutgers University
Im(mobile) Selves? Race, Migration, and Belonging in the Era of Mass-Deportations

Past Events 2015 - 16

Gabriel Giorgi, New York University
Animales, espectros, masas: imágenes de lo viviente y temporalidades políticas
Federico Finchelstein, The New School
Lugones y Borges
Alejandra Laera, University of Buenos Aires
Más allá del dinero: Ficciones del trabajo en la Argentina contemporánea
Antanas Mockus, New York University
Luis Camnitzer, Artist
Antanas Mockus y Luis Camnitzer, “Pedagogo de vanguardia”
Alberto Moreiras, Texas A&M University
The Cunning of Character: Deluded Destinies
Anthony Geist, University of Washington
The Ideology of Form: Surrealism and the Crisis of the Generation of 27
Karina Galperin, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires
The Painter and the King: Vermeyen and his First-Person Visual Narratives of Charles V’s Tunisian Campaign

Past Events 2014 - 15

Liliana Gómez Popescu, Martin Luther Universität
Archive Matters: The Caribbean in Narratives of Space
Angel Esteban, University of Delaware
El escritor en su paraíso: Borges bibliómano
Vivi Tellas, Princeton University
Found Theater: Biodrama and Biography on the Argentine Stage
María Kodama
Borges y la literatura fantástica

Past Events 2013 - 14

Michelle Clayton, Brown University
New World Views
Kahlil Chaar-Perez, Harvard University
From Prostitution to Teatro Bufo: The Theatricality of Colonial Subjection in Late-Nineteenth-Century Cuba and Puerto Rico
Francisco Raul Cornejo, Institut Nationale de Recherche Scientifique & Centre Urbanisation-Culture Société
Brazilian Design, 1950s: Between Cultural Modernity and Social Modernization
Antonio J. Arraiza, Harvard University
Felipe Valencia, Swarthmore College
Andrew Gray, Harvard University
COLLOQUIUM: Concepts of Poetic Creation in Renaissance and Baroque Poetry

Past Events 2012 - 13

Simposi internacional: Catalunya i el moviment obrer
Beatriz Sarlo, Harvard University
"Borges, un lugar"
Framing Polyglot Contemporary Cinema
Framing Polyglot Contemporary Cinema
Gabriela Nouzeilles, Princeton University
"Archival Disseminations: Re-thinking the Articulation of Literature and Photography"

Past Events 2011 - 12

Sergio Delgado, Harvard University
"The Writing Artist: On Lygia Clark and the Discourse of Immanence”
Dylon Robbins, Boston University
"Popular Music, Trance, and Engagement in the Context of Cinema Novo"
A Discussion with Spanish Filmmaker, Inés París
Andrés Soria Olmedo, Universidad de Granada and Brown University
"Es primero el amor, la amistad o la esgrima": la Oda a Salvador Dalí de Federico García Lorca"
Josiah Blacksmore, Univeristy of Toronto and Harvard University
"The Songs of Antonio Botto/The Translation of Fernando Pessoa"
Ricardo Dominguez, University of California, San Diego
“Contestational Design: Tactical Poetics and Strategic Aesthetics”
Mari Carmen RamÍrez, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
"Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?"

Past Events 2010 - 11

Santiago Lopez-Rios, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
“’These ladies out-radical the radicals’: Caroline Bourland, Maria de Maeztu and the Residencia de Senoritas”
Illia Galan, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid
"Universalidad humana desde Sem Tob de Carrión y el Marqués de Santillana"
Nina Gerassi-Navarro, Tufts University
"Photography and Science: Brazil in Nineteenth-Century Travel Narratives"
Gabriel Giorgi, New York University
"La vida impropia. Historias de mataderos en la cultura argentina"
Abel Sierra, Independent Research, Cuba
"El cuerpo de la nación. Género, sexualidad y nacionalismo en Cuba"
Mariano Siskind, Harvard University
"Nuestras imposibilidades. La argentinidad de la literatura argentina y el cosmopolitismo de la literatura brasileña"
Jose Maria Naharro-Calderon, University of Maryland
“A pesar de las alambradas: memorias y campos de la Retirada republicana de 1939”